Dr. David A. Blum, MD

Dr. David A. Blum, MD

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Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male | 48 years old

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Dr. Blum specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery and practices in Plantation, FL. He practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Blum's Reviews

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3.3
based on 29 total surveys (5 with reviews)
Dr. Blum's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (5)
At the end of the visit Dr. Blum starting writing me a prescription for PT. I asked what he thought might be going on with my arm. He looked up from his paper and said "I just met you" then continued writing. He didn't have the decency to take two minutes to explain anything to me how the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, or nerves work in the arm. Maybe he behaves more respectfully when working with people who are paying for expensive surgery, but his bedside manner with me was terrible.
in Sunrise, FL |
Dr Blum was outstanding. After suffering with carpal tunnel syndrome for years, two easy surgeries (one for each hand) completely cured me. I selected him because he uses the most advance technique for CTS (single-entry endoscopic release). Recovery was quick (two weeks) with very little pain. Not only is he a great surgeon, but he was very personable. He did a great job of explaining everything both before and after the surgeries. I was never kept waiting for my appointments.
in Ft Lauderdale, FL |
I do my research before picking a surgeon. I'm very happy with the experience from beginning to end. He knows his specialty well. All the staff I encountered were friendly and helpful.
in Hollywood, FL |
Spends very little time with patients doesn't seem to have time to listen to anyone but himself. Spends more time dictating to his recorder then with patients. Lost his communication skills somewhere when confronted by the people that keep him in business his recommendation is find a new doctor. 8000.00 plus spent and about 15 minutes of doc Tim I'm 5 visits. Order a surgery that was completed by the ER, his comments ,"oh they did this already I added some stiches and of course I it better
Pompano Beach, FL |
Had a surgery scheduled, showed up, waited almost 2 hours only to be told it was cancelled due to insurance authorization. Very unprofessional.
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Dr. Blum's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  Board actions found

Background Check

  • 2
    Malpractice Claims

    Dr. Blum has 2 malpractice claims

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    • Settlement (10/5/2012)
    • Amount or Range: $137,500.00
    • Nature of Complaint: BROWARD COUNTY
    • State: Florida
    • Settlement (10/10/2012)
    • Amount or Range: $170,000.00
    • Nature of Complaint: BROWARD COUNTY
    • State: Florida
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    Sanctions

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  • 2
    Board Actions

    Dr. Blum has 2 board actions

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    • Disciplinary action in another state (2/6/2013)
    • Action Taken: Fine
    • Summary: Dr. David Ari Blum; License # MD072895L; NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician has been the subject of disciplinary action taken in another state. ACTION TAKEN: The physician shall pay a civil penalty in the amount of $1000.00.
    • State: Pennsylvania
    • Wrong procedure (10/25/2012)
    • Action Taken: Agreed Order with Terms and Conditions
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: Florida
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Board Certifications

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Florida

    Graduated in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    Orlando Reg Healthcare Sys
    Umdnj New Jersey Med School

    Completed in 2000

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

    Completed in 2002

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Florida

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Replacement